We found 3 providers with an interest in carotid endarterectomy and who accept Medicaid near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. William Oppat is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Oppat is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Dr. Oppat honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Oppat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Murali Guthikonda, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Harper Professional Building, Suite 925; 4160 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Murali Guthikonda's area of specialization is neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, Dr. Guthikonda performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. His clinical interests include disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guthikonda accepts. Dr. Guthikonda has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Dr. Sandeep Mittal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
4100 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Sandeep Mittal is a specialist in neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary tumor, and cranioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mittal's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.

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